No New Billboards!

Bristol City Council

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Bristol is already full of corporate advertising billboards calling on us to buy junk food, fizzy drinks, new cars, fast fashion and the latest consumer craze. These billboards are bad for our mental health, our levels of personal debt, our wellbeing and our environment.

We want to create a happier, healthier and less-stressed out city. The ad industry is submitting new planning applications for more digital screens every month. In the last year, residents across the city have mobilised over 600 planning objections to these proposals.

The revision of Bristol Council's 'Local Plan' presents an opportunity to deal with this issue at a policy-level.  We the undersigned call on the Council to introduce a presumption against new advertising sites in the new Local Plan.  This will mean that the default position of planning officers is to reject planning applications for new billboards.          

We aim to collect 3,500 petition signatures to hold a Full Council debate on the issue.                      

Adblock Bristol is working towards a city that celebrates its creativity and independence, where communities have a say in what they see in the city’s streets and other public spaces. We are opposed to billboards and other corporate outdoor advertising, preferring a visual environment which reflects the unique identity of our city, the values of local communities and the local economy.

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Bristol is already full of corporate advertising billboards imploring us to buy new cars, fizzy drinks, junk food, fast fashion and the latest consumer purchases. These billboards are bad for our mental health, our levels of personal debt, our wellbeing and our environment.

We want to create a happier, healthier and less-stressed out city. The ad industry is submitting new planning applications for more digital screens every month. In the last year, residents across the city have mobilised over 600 planning objections to these proposals.

The revision of Bristol Council's 'Local Plan' presents an opportunity to deal with this issue at a policy-level. We the undersigned call on the Council to introduce a presumption against new advertising sites in the new Local Plan. This will mean that the default position of planning officers is to reject planning applications for new billboards.